Best Albums of 2021

Listed below are the best albums of 2021 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 50,000 greatest album charts.

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2021 year summaryThe best artists of 2021 were Little Simz, Black Country, New Road, Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra, Japanese Breakfast, Tyler, The Creator, Squid, Weezer, Black Midi, Lana Del Rey and Low.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 25 of 100

Best Albums of 2021 composition

Country Albums %


United States 461 46%
United Kingdom 197 20%
Canada 45 5%
Mixed Nationality 44 4%
Australia 38 4%
Germany 28 3%
France 18 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Live? Albums %
No 973 97%
Yes 27 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 987 99%
Yes 13 1%
Recognised  Year Charts (2022)
1. Top 10 Albums of the Year 2022 by Bleep (2022)
2. The 50 Best Albums of 2022 by Billboard (2022)
3. Top 40 Albums of 2022 by Decibel (2022)
4. The 10 Best Albums of 2022 by The Atlantic (2022)
5. Top 50 Albums of 2022 by The Needle Drop (2022)
6. The 50 Best Albums of 2022 by NPR (2022)
7. The Wire's Top 50 Releases of 2022 by The Wire (2022)
8. NME Albums Of The Year 2022 by New Music Express (2022)
9. Top 50 Albums of 2022 by The Alternative (2022)
10. Top 50 Albums of 2022 by Vive Le Rock! (2022)
11. Albums Of The Year 2022 by Rough Trade (2022)
12. BPM’s Top 50 Albums Of 2022 by Beats Per Minute (2022)
13. Quietus Albums Of The Year 2022 by The Quietus (2022)
14. The best albums of 2022 by Independent (2022)
15. The 50 best albums of 2022 by Double J (2022)
16. Kerrang!'s Albums Of 2022 by Kerrang! (2022)
17. Gorilla vs. Bear's Albums of 2022 by Gorilla vs. Bear (2022)
18. Dit zijn de 20 beste albums van 2022 by OOR (2022)
19. Albums Of The Year 2022 by Louder Than War (2022)
20. Best Albums of 2022 by Northern Transmissions (2022)
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